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I am installing a set of crash bars and did not pay close enough attention before losing the engine mount bolt by the right (brake side) foot peg.
As I tightened the bolt back up it seems there is a space that should not be there.

Can someone look on their bike to see if this space is normal??

2014 Tiger 800 (r)

<img src="https://i.ibb.co/rs3Mm95/engine-bolt-2.jpg" alt="engine-bolt-2" border="0">

<img src="https://i.ibb.co/B49h7dD/space.jpg" alt="space" border="0">
 

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I really can't figure your pictures out. You lost a spacer or one fell out from somewhere and you can't figure out where? What crash bars, factory lowers?
 

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The bolt head is on the right (brake) side and is pictured. The piece tied down in the brake pedal. On the left (shift) side there was a nut. The bolt expends past the nut, but not a lot. I removed that nut as the new crash bar is threaded to accept the bolt. My concern is that it is bottoming out before tightening the frame against the engine, thus the gap.
When I removed the nut I did not look to see if there was any gap like there is now. So i dont know if that is normal, or if i was to keep the nut in place and thread the crash bar on over it. The bolt turned even when nut was in place.
 

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Looking closer at the pictures in your second post, I can see the adjuster on the brake side. The shifter side would be the side in question, what's on that side, an adjuster or a shim? Any gap there?
 

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I would have to look at what is there on the other side. I am sure that whatever was there, is there and nothing is lost.

The nut that came off was a traditional open end nut and the bolt came thru a good amount showing a good amount of thread sticking out after the nut.
The crash bar has a closed threaded section where the bolt threads into. I do not know if the bolt is bottoming out in that section, and therefore not pulling everything together tightly.

Noticing that gap (circled in photo) afterwards, I dont know if that is normal, or if I did something wrong. meaning adding washers on the crash bar side, or putting the nut back on and the crash bar after.
 
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